Detective Horace C. Williams

Detective Horace C. Williams

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, October 11, 1930

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Horace C. Williams

Detective Horace Williams was killed when he was struck by a train in the Oakley railroad yards near Duck Creek Road in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was hiding underneath a boxcar in an attempt to locate thieves. Another train backed into the boxcar he was hiding underneath causing him to suffer a fatal head injury.

Detective Williams was a veteran of the Ohio National Guard and Alabama National Guard. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Ohio

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Det. Williams,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when served as a Soldier with the Ohio and Alabama National Guard.


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October 11, 2020

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